Post # 1
I got a veil from my friend and I thought it was white but I held it up next to my dress and it’s off-white and doesn’t look right. I love it, don’t want to buy a veil, so is it possible to just use some RIT dye to dye it WHITE?
I know bleach might ruin the delicate tulle.
Post # 3
You can’t dye lighter. You have to bleach. One thing to think about it–if the veil looks off-white because it’s dirty or dusty, you can clean it by hand-washing with a gentle fabric detergent like Woollite. But that’s about it for options.
Post # 4
Do you think its going to be THAT noticeably different? Esp. with having your hair between the dress and veil?
I was going to suggest bleaching it like the PP, but maybe washing it or dry cleaning it might help!
Post # 5
@kristophine: Thanks, I’ll try that route first and see how it looks. I’m still not sure I WANT to use the veil so I guess I’ll see how it looks after just washing it. I get alterations done next week so I’m going to try it then.
@CupCakeMeg: It will be noticeable because the veil is long and I have thick straps on the back of my dress:
Post # 6
The only thing you might try is placing it somewhere in full sunlight to try to sun bleach it. There is a risk that it might be an uneven lightening. But it’s the only thing I can think of that may work. The office where I work I make special seasonal displays in our front window and we have to replace 90% of them each year because it’s in full sun and it strips all the color out of fabric and foil decorations within a week or two. Like I said, I can’t guarantee results, but you have a bit of time and it’s full summer sun still so it may be worth trying.
Post # 7
@Cappugcino: thanks for the suggestion, I’ll try it out!
Post # 8
RIT has a Fabric whitener powder. You might try that also.